Education and Training Program
To help facilitate King United Soccer Club (KUSC) coach development plans, all club coaches will be strongly encouraged to take courses appropriate for their level of team's play and the club will cover the costs for all coaches who participate. Simply provide proof of course completion and a receipt to the KUSC Head Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org and course expenses will be reimbursed. To find out about Coaching Courses you need please click here.
- MAKING HEAD WAY (COMPULSARY COURSE FOR DEVELOPMENT & COMPETITIVE COACHES ONLY)
Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs.
Concussion awareness resources have been developed as part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s “Active & Safe” initiative and are designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your athletes. Get concussion smart via our award-winning “Making Head Way” eLearning modules, test your concussion IQ, find out what happens during a concussion, or simply browse through real concussion stories.
- EMERGENCY FIRST AID (RECOMMENDED FOR ALL COACHES & COACHING STAFF)
Accidents can happen at any time and any place. Participation in physical activity such as soccer could increase the risk of injuries. KUSC therefore encourages all coaches and coaching staff to be trained in emergency first aid. Click here to find locate a course.
- RESPECT IN SOCCER (COMPULSORY COACH COURSE FOR ALL DIVISIONS)
The Respect in Soccer program was introduced in 2011 to provide coaches with invaluable information about coaching and essential approaches around working with youngsters in an appropriately respectful and nurturing coaching environment. RiS is an e-learning program for coaches, trainers, managers and any adult with a supervisory role over youth involved in soccer. It is designed as a tool to assist participants in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment and bullying in sport.
The online course costs $30 and the curriculum is broken into six (6), 30-minute modules and includes audio/visual presentations, quizzes and printable handouts. Another beneficial feature of the program is that it does not need to be done all at once; it can be completed at your leisure. All competitive-level coaches must complete the “Respect in Soccer” program. We are hoping that coaches will recognize the long-term value of the program because of the values it promotes and also what it teaches regarding important practical guidelines for youth coaches.
U4-U6 Female and Male Players Course objective: Working on fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, kicking and dribbling.
Coaches will be introduced to age appropriate games and activities that are designed to get children moving, keeping them active and becoming friends with the ball.
Approx. 4-hour course offered throughout Ontario (Coach Tool Kit)
- FUNdamentals: “Fun with the ball” - To coach U6-U8 female and male players
Course objective: Focus on individual player development through a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun”
Coaches will be introduced to concepts that promote the continued development of physical literacy while recognizing that individual technique development is paramount. This program starts to move into a team format with more formalized games
Approx. 8-hour course offered throughout Ontario
- Learn To Train - To coach U9-U12 female and male players
Suitable for all soccer coaches (a requirement for competitive coaches in U8+)
Course objective: To teach basic principles of play and to establish a training ethic and discipline using repetition in a fun and challenging environment.
Coaches will be introduced to the concept of gradual progression development of players while encouraging players to make decisions on their own
- Making Ethical Decisions (MED)
Suitable for all soccer coaches (a requirement for competitive coaches). By taking this in-class course you will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety
Courses are held throughout York Region. Registration must be done online through the Ontario Soccer’s Coach Centre
- LAWS OF THE GAME (LOTG) - MANDATORY FOR ALL U6-SENIOR COACHES
This workshop addresses and explains all aspects of the LOTG that may be vague or misunderstood by players, coaches, administrators and parents. Come and improve your understanding of the Laws of the Game
For available dates and locations please click here
King United Soccer Club's Commitment
All coaches within KUSC should expect a level of support from the club which maximizes the expectations of the various stakeholders inside and outside the organization. Coaches are often the most visible club representatives and it is of the utmost importance that the KUSC provide them with all the tools to enhance their coaching development needs; which in turn directly translate into the successful execution of player development and individual’s enjoyment within the game.